The Risk Factors of Kids, Teens Developing Mental Disorders (Episode 90)

Sarah Hamaker
Sarah Hamaker
The Risk Factors of Kids, Teens Developing Mental Disorders (Episode 90)

On this week’s “You’ve Got This,” I talk with Tracey Maxfield about toxic stress in kids and teens. Tracey is a retired nurse with more than 36 years of experience in gerontology, mental health and dementia care. Tracey has written articles on dementia care, medical research and mental illness/bullying in teenagers. She is the Purple Angel Dementia Ambassador for the Okanagan, B.C. and NAASCA Ambassador for B.C., Canada Tracey experienced her first episode of clinical depression in her twenties and lived with chronic depression ever since. Tracey has appeared on ABC, NBC and FOX TV morning shows, live radio and more than 60 podcasts in the United States, Canada, New Zealand and United Kingdom.

“Because of the changes in society right now compared to when I was a kid, I think parents are not realizing so many expectations are actually leading to an increase in mental illness or mental disorder in children and teenagers,” Tracey said. “There’s been a significant uptick in mental illness diagnoses in children and teenagers. Some of the risk factors for someone developing mental disorders include generic, in-utero environment and external environment of the child.”

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